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Lexington Health Care of Orland Park sued for resident's death

A Chicago woman recently filed a lawsuit against Lexington Health Care Center in Orland Park for injuries her male relative received while residing at the nursing home. She alleges that the man's fatal injuries resulted from a fall that took place while the man resided at the facility. She also claims that his death could have been avoided had the nursing home's staff provided the man with proper care.

Woman attributes her burnt skin to improper dosage of Lamictal

A 26-year-old Atlanta woman has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Glaxo Smith Kline for not having fully disclosed all the risks associated with taking the drug Lamictal. She asserts that the lack of proper labeling of the drug prescribed by her doctor ultimately resulted in unsightly and painful sensitive skin patches all about her body.

Girl wins $23.1 million in Cook County medical malpractice case

The judge presiding over a medical malpractice case involving a 5-year-old Cook County, Illinois, girl awarded her and her family $23.1 million on Monday, May 9, 2017. It's believed a significant portion of this amount will be necessary to provide ongoing care for the young girl who suffered significant health problems because of complications during her birth.

6 Chicago hospitals receive an 'A' in terms of patient safety

A spring 2017 evaluation by the national investigative research firm Leapfrog Group resulted in good news for six of Chicago's hospitals. They received the organization's distinguished honor of having each received an "A" with respect to patient safety.

Illinois hospital seeks dismissal of mom's malpractice lawsuit

A St. Clair County hospital that had previously been sued for alleged medical malpractice filed a request on March 21 seeking to have a lawsuit filed against it dismissed. The request was made on the grounds that the plaintiff's lawsuit was not filed along with the proper attorney affidavit, a requirement under the Healing Arts portion of the Illinois Malpractice Act.

Medical malpractice filings decrease, although payments increase

While a recent Harvard study of medical malpractice claims across the United States shows at least a 56 percent decline in the amount of filings between the years of 1992 and 2014, the payout amount on those claims has significantly risen. While the average settlement between 1992 and 1996 was shown to be $287,000, in the period between 2009 and 2014, that same rate reached as high as $353,000.

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